As producers of high quality, authentic pâtisserie, Tipiak is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Afternoon Tea of the Year Awards.
The event takes place on Friday 14th June at Westminster Boating Base in London.
Sixteen hotels from across the country who have been shortlisted in the final will be showcasing their signature afternoon tea….preparing and serving a delicious spread for a panel of industry judges.
Among the judges will be Tipiak’s Laurent Albert. Working in our R&D department for the last six years, Laurent has been a pastry chef and chocolatier for 20 years.
He has worked several years in the UK in prestigious places such as Albert Roux and Gascon Club (1 Michelin star). He has also worked as a pastry chef at the Point Hotel in NY, USA, and as a chocolatier in the famous Christian Constant establishment, Paris.
Good luck to the finalists:
Macdonald Leeming House, Cumbria
My Chelsea Hotel, London
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall
Crewe Hall, Cheshire
St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London
Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, Surrey
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Suffolk
Grassington House, North Yorkshire
COMO The Halkin, Belgravia, London
London Hilton Park Lane, Mayfair, London
Sheraton Grand, Mayfair, London
InterContinental London – The O2, East Greenwich, London
Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, Hackney, London
Thorton Hall, Wirral
Hotel Café Royal, Soho, London
W Hotel, Leicester Square, London
Afternoon tea is one of the success stories of the hospitality sector in recent times. According to OpenTable, bookings increased by 54% from 2016 to 2018. Because traditional French pâtisserie can be time-consuming and tricky to make from scratch, Tipiak’s ‘thaw and serve’, hand-finished pâtisserie is the perfect solution for afternoon tea in any setting, whether it’s a hotel, garden centre, pub or other foodservice outlet.